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Laurel Carolyn Whipple, 68, a resident of the Syverson Lutheran Home in of Eau Claire, Wis., and formerly of Pepin, died Sunday at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire. Born Dec. 24, 1940, in Pepin the daughter of George "Dewey" and Florence Weberg Johnson, she was the youngest of three siblings; Maxine (Wayne) Rundquist of Stockholm and Lois (Duane) Juliot of Pepin. Laurel was raised in Pepin and attended Pepin High School. Laurel's passion was her family, friends, love for all people, including her Lord and Savior.
Robert B. "Bob Hanson, 82, of Ellsworth, passed away Monday, June 29, 2009, at his residence. Bob was born in Trenton Township on Oct. 15, 1926, the son of Nels and Anna (Anderson) Hanson. In 1942 he was drafted into the Army and was honorably discharged in 1944. Bob was united in marriage to Betty Rosenberg on May 17, 1949, in Red Wing. Bob enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a good father and grandfather. He loved to visit with friends and spend time with his family.
Betty Joy Young, 81, of Beldenville, died Sunday at Baldwin Area Medical Center, Baldwin, Wis. Born April 19, 1928, in Cornell, Wis., the daughter of Ernest and Lillian (Warnberg) Helmer, she married Donald Young on Dec. 13, 1948. Funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at First Presbyterian Church Ellsworth. Burial will be in the Beldenville Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hill Funeral Home, Ellsworth, and for one hour prior to services Thursday at the church.
Laurel Carolyn Whipple, 68, of Eau Claire, Wis., formerly of Pepin, died Sunday at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire. Funeral will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Goodrich Funeral Home in Durand, Wis. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Pepin. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Goodrich Funeral Home and one hour prior to services Thursday the funeral home.
Barbara Ann Hinrichs, 61, of Zumbrota, died Saturday at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis. Funeral Mass will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Paul's Catholic Church, Zumbrota, with Father Timothy Dolan officiating. Burial will be in St. Vincent De Paul Cemetery, West Concord. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. today at Mahn Family Funeral Home, Larson Chapel in Zumbrota, and one hour prior to the service Wednesday at the church.
Elmer Merlin Jenson, 81, of Goodhue, died on Saturday evening, June 27, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester. Elmer was born at home in rural Cannon Falls on Oct. 9, 1927, the son of Martin and Eza (Moorhouse) Jenson. He attended rural country school near Cannon Falls. @death of veteran: At age 17, he enlisted with the U.S. Navy. He served during World War II from Oct. 22, 1945, until his honorable discharge on July 24, 1946. He later served during the Korean Conflict, from Oct. 24, 1950, until his honorable separation on Oct.
Lyle Joseph Ryan, 81, of Red Wing, died Friday, June 26, 2009, at Fairview Red Wing Medical Center. He was born Jan. 5, 1928, to Eugene and Justine (Hofschulte) Ryan. He attended schools in rural Goodhue. He farmed before joining the U.S. Army where he served in the Korean Conflict from Jan. 18, 1955, to Jan. 10, 1957. He continued farming after he was discharged. In addition, he worked at Bahls Implement in Hastings and Nord Implement and Mid-America in Zumbrota. He married Diane Grant on June 13, 1964. They later divorced. He married Joyce Spriggle on July 3, 1985.
Daniel W. Doyle, 34, of Welch, passed away June 24 at Regions Hospital. He was born Aug. 21, 1974, in Red Wing to Paul and Karen Doyle. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Patrick and Marie Doyle. He is survived by his parents, Paul and Karen Doyle of Welch; siblings, Patricia (Daniel) Solum of Spring Grove, Minn.; Kelly (Libbie) Doyle of Lakeville, Minn.; John Doyle of Lakeville; nieces and nephews, Annie, Bo, Rocco; special friend, Shelly Daleiden. Graveside service will be 1 p.m. Friday in Burnside Cemetery. Memorials are preferred to American Diabetes Association.
Spencer James Winch, 20, of Red Wing, died unexpectedly Monday, June 22, 2009, at his home. He was born Sept. 21, 1988, to James and Mary (Williams) Winch. He moved to Red Wing at age 4 and had attended Red Wing Schools and since the age of 14 he has worked for Ripley's Rental. He wrestled and played football while he was in school.
N. Harriet Peper Nelson, 91, of Vasa, Minn. - Harriet, as her many friends knew her - passed away at St. Brigid's at Hi Park, Red Wing, Minn., on June 23, 2009, after a prolonged illness. Harriet was born in Hallock, Minn., Jan. 13, 1918, to Julius and Ida (Ingeman) Truedson. As a youngster she was baptized in the Red River Church. Her family moved to Red Wing when Harriet was at an early age. She attended Red Wing schools and graduated from Red Wing High School in the class of 1935. Education was to become her avocation.